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Welcome to the International Department - providing practical support, training, information and advice to law firms and legal professionals working abroad, or exploring international opportunities.


AIFC Law Conference - 4 July

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) organises its first law conference and introduces its unique legal framework and dispute resolution in the AIFC court.

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English Law Summit in Kazakhstan - Join us in Astana and Almaty from 23-25 April

The Law Society in cooperation with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the UK Ministry of Justice is organising a Legal is Great summit in Kazakhstan

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Legal Life for a Chinese firm in... London

Yuhua Yang, Partner at Llinks London office tells us what it’s like working for a Chinese firm in London

Vice President Christina Blacklaws talking to attendees of the UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Vice President gives speech at the 2nd UK-China Rule of Law Roundtable

Christina Blacklaws comments on our collaboration with China and rule of law in the digital age

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Trial of the murder of the human rights lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar

18 April 2018

The Law Society sent an intervention letter on the case of the murder of the Burmese human rights lawyer U Ko Ni. 

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Final Evaluation Report, presented in Astana, of the Law Society’s Kazakh Judicial Training Programme

16 March 2018

From 5-8 December 2017, Sir William Blair joined a small delegation from the Law Society and City Law School to present the final evaluation report of the judicial training programme for Supreme Court judges and senior clerks from Kazakhstan. This trip was undertaken under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan and kindly hosted by Madiyar Balken, a Supreme Court judge.


HeforShe: Are we ready to change the narrative?

26 February 2018

On 21 February 2018, the Law Society’s Vice-President Christina Blacklaws and International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, attended the #HeforShe* seminar organised by UN Women and hosted by Linklaters. The purpose of this session was to discuss how to change the narrative between men and women and to find ways of taking action to create a more equal world.


PACE calls for a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

29 January 2018

A major step forward for human rights in Europe as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) calls for the drafting of a European Convention on the Profession of Lawyer

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Endangered Lawyers: Poland's creeping coup

24 January 2018

Lawyers across Europe have a duty to make their voices heard and support their colleagues and judges in Poland whose independence is under threat at this very moment.

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